Valadon – A Retrospective

Marie-Clémentine “Suzanne” Valadon, was a French model and post-impressionist painter. Born in 1865 she was raised in poverty by her single mother. She had several jobs from millner work to a circus acrobat. At the age of fifteen she began her career as a painter’s model and posed for many Impressionists, most notably Renoir, Lautrec,…

Breaking Barriers – 8 Little Known 19th Century Women Artists

Our graphic novel Valadon chronicles the life of the little known Post-Impressionist artist Suzanne Valadon. There were many women artists in the late 1800’s that were highly successful and were equal in talent to their male counterparts. Here are a select few: 1. Berthe Morisot One of three women to be part of the French…

Lucha – Life in Victorian London

London. 1888. The center of the largest empire the world had ever saw. Reports of the murders of Jack the Ripper fill the newspapers. Set against a backdrop of deep disparity between the classes and hypocritical morality London at the time was a place of great wonders and dark evil. It’s this city of contrasts…

Kindred Spirits – 13 Female Leads in Children’s Literature

Melody Gearheart joins a long tradition of young female main characters in literature and comics. Here’s a list of some favorites. 1. Alice in Wonderland Published in 1865 Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, later shortened to Alice in Wonderland, perhaps established the girl heroine in children’s literature. Alice is drawn into a world of…

Is That a Fox?

The Wolf in Lucha and the Wolf Readers of Lucha have expressed their confusion about the appearance of the wolf. “It looks like a fox,” they say, “not a wolf. What’s up with that?” It’s simple. It’s not a fox. It’s a maned wolf. “What’s a maned wolf?” I hear you saying. Well. let me…